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to senator mitch mcconnell demanding that the filibuster of nlrb nominations come to an end. >> without the nlrb, 80 million private sector workers will have nowhere to turn for legal protection. hardworking americans deserve better than mitch mcconnell's political stunts. >> a pillar of american justice is if you don't have a remedy then you don't have meaningful rights. >> our republican colleagues treat labor rights as toxic. they're wrong. >> if you don't have a remedy, you don't have meaningful rights. supreme court of labor law, the nlrb has been inoperable for a year and a half. it's really astounding. i mean, think about just turning off the supreme court for a year and a half. all those big decisions that came down the last few weeks, all the consequences for people seeking redress, gone, shuttered. there are real consequences the nlrb. it oversees all kinds of cases. if your boss illegally withholds wages or benefits, if your boss fires you for a facebook post about safety or salary in the workplace, fires for you trying to organize fellow workers, all those disputes would wor
this is necessary, because there is unprecedented obstructionism, but minority leader mitch mcconnell has said that if reid moves forward with this, he could go down in history as the worst leader of the senate ever. so it certainly did get personal. the white house has signaled that it supports reid. but, look, the white house is in a bit of a tricky spot, because when president obama was a senator back in 2005, he said he opposed the nuclear option. he said it would only increase partisan fighting, and he pointed out that what might benefit one party one year, could change, as elections change the balance of power. so the white house a bit on the defensive on friday. white house press secretary jay carney fielded a number of questions about the nuclear option. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. take a listen. >> we have highly qualified executive branch nominees, up on the hill, their nominations up on the hill today, who continue to be obstructed. who have been held up for over a hundred days. and, you know, that's not how the system should work. so when it comes to next steps,
george w. bush where they waited 175 days. republicans are digging in their heels. mitch mcconnell has said if reid using the nuclear option he'll go down in history as being the worst leader of the senate ever. the white house in a bit of a tricky spot because when president obama was a senator back in 2005 he said he was opposed to the nuclear option and would only increase the partisan fighting. the white house is saying times are different and obstructionism is at a new level. here is what jay carney had to say. take a listen. >> we have highly qualified executive branch nominees on the hill, their nominations on hill who have continued to obstructed who have been held up over 100 days. that's not how the system should work. when it comes to next steps we defer to senator reid. >> reporter: just to be clear, this is something that reid is threatening to do. it hasn't happened yet. he could face difficulty within his own party. there are some democratic who is said they are not sure they would support the nuclear option. they will be back at it on monday. as you pointed out this fig
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